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Guide to the Jerome Tobis Papers MS.F.037
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Historical Background
  • Bibliography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Arrangement

  • Title: Jerome Tobis papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.F.037
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.8 Linear feet (3 boxes)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1996-2010
    Date (inclusive): 1970-2012
    Language of Collection Materials: Collection materials are in English.
    Abstract: This collection comprises professional papers of Jerome Tobis, former professor and founding chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of California, Irvine. The papers include meeting agendas, minutes, notes, correspondence, clippings, grant proposals, and other materials related to Tobis' work with the fields of geriatric medicine, complementary medicine and integrative medicine, medical ethics, as well as the UC Irvine Emeriti Association, primarily between 1996-2010.
    Creator: Tobis, Jerome S., 1915-2012

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Jerome Tobis Papers. MS-F037. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Transferred by UCI Librarian Linda Murphy.

    Processing History

    Processed by Audra Eagle Yun and Chris S. Ervin, 2012.

    Historical Background

    Jerome Tobis was professor and founding chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of California, Irvine. His career at UC Irvine included founding the Department of Geriatric Medicine, chairing the Medical Ethics Committee, and contributing to a number of significant studies on physical therapy and cardiac rehabilitation.
    Born July 23, 1915, in Syracuse, N.Y., Tobis earned a bachelor's degree from City College of New York in 1936 and graduated from Chicago Medical School in 1943. As a captain in the Army during World War II, he served as a doctor. Tobis was named chairman of the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at New York Medical College in 1948. In 1961, he became chairman of a similar department at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, and in 1963 joined the faculty of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx.
    In 1970, Tobis joined the UCI medical school faculty as a professor and founding chairman of the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation. He also was the medical school's founding director of geriatric medicine, a position he held from 1980 to 1986, and chaired the ethics committee at UCI Medical Center from 1986 to 2000.
    Tobis was co-author of the 1970 book "Cardiac Rehabilitation," the first on the subject. He also served as the principal investigator for the first scientific research to show the effectiveness of spinal manipulation in improving lower back pain. The research was published in 1981 in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. Tobis also worked on studies of traumatic brain injury and the causes of falls by the elderly, among other topics.

    Bibliography

    Los Angeles Times, Obituary, February 11, 2012, "Dr. Jerome Tobis dies at 96; UCI professor, physician and researcher."

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection comprises professional papers of Jerome Tobis, former professor and founding chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of California, Irvine. His career at UC Irvine included founding the Department of Geriatric Medicine, chairing the Medical Ethics Committee, and contributing to a number of significant studies on physical therapy and cardiac rehabilitation. The papers include meeting agendas, minutes, notes, correspondence, clippings, grant proposals, and other materials related to Tobis' work with the fields of geriatric medicine, complementary medicine and integrative medicine, medical ethics, as well as the UC Irvine Emeriti Association, primarily between 1996-2010. The collection also includes a small group of photographs of Tobis and colleagues and some biographical information.

    Arrangement

    This collection is not arranged.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Tobis, Jerome S., 1915-2012 -- Archives
    University of California, Irvine -- Faculty -- Archives. -- Archives
    University of California, Irvine. Center for Emeriti and Retirees -- Archives . -- Archives
    University of California, Irvine. College of Medicine -- Archives.
    Alternative medicine.
    Booklets -- California -- Orange County -- 20th century.
    Conference on Aging
    Correspondence -- 20th century.
    Geriatrics.
    Grant proposals -- 20th century.
    Heart--Diseases--Patients--Rehabilitation.
    Integrative medicine.
    Medical Conference
    Medical ethics.
    Monographs
    Portrait photographs -- California -- Irvine -- 20th century
    Promotional materials -- West (U.S.) -- 20th century.
    Public health -- California -- Orange County -- History -- Sources
    Scrapbooks